Where You Should Post Your Nonprofit Job Openings

After you decide on the qualifications and skills needed for the job you want to fill in your nonprofit organization, advertise its availability. Here's a list of places to publicize your job opening:

  • Professional journals: If you're hiring for a professional position, professional journals are the place to advertise the job. Search the web to track down the addresses of appropriate trade-specific journals.

  • Bulletin boards: Posting job announcements on bulletin boards at colleges, universities, other agencies, and job centers is an inexpensive approach. You can put as many details as you want on a small poster. Many of these organizations also have online resources for job postings.

  • Websites: The web has become a valuable marketplace for job seekers. Many websites charge a fee for posting a job opening. Opportunity Knocks and Idealist are popular sites. Also consider Craigslist, Monster, CareerBuilder, and LinkedIn.

  • Word of mouth: Spread the word to other nonprofits — especially those in your field — places of worship, and anywhere else people congregate. Place a job description on your website and announce it on your Facebook page and Twitter feed. Don't forget to e-mail the announcement to colleagues and appropriate listservs.

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